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I cleaned the trap but the empeller sounds as is it hitting sometheing but I was not able to feel anyhing around the empeller. pump motor seems to be running hot and smells as if it burning

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My kenmore elite HE3T Front loader; Drain Issues. after cleaning out the drain tray, which had nothing in it, I noticed impeller was way out. I pulled the motor off. impeller was way out. I pushed it back in. machine work fine on drain and spin.
So I ran another load. F02 again at first drain. turned machine off for 20 minutes then back on drain pump water out fine till next drain. Each time shaft and peller is pulled out and no trash causing this. Is there away to temperaley glue/jb weld that haft in til I can replace pump motor?

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Replace your drain pump. It does not take much to damage these small drain pumps. If anything was lodged in the pump reservoir for any significant period of time it could have damaged the impeller blades, impeller shaft, or pump motor. So, if the impeller or motor become damaged, and the pump does not pull water at the correct volume, you may experience drain error codes if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes. If this occurs, you will have to replace the pump in order to get any errors to clear, or the washer will not complete any cycles. The following link explains how to replace the pump:

A replacement can be purchased at any of the following websites:

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. The first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need. If the model number is correct, the part number is 280187. The pump comes as a complete assembly and parts cannot be purchased separately.

NOTE: For a full explanation of all the error codes, each one of these appliances come with a technical data sheet inside.

To access, you will need to remove the lower toe panel under the door. The access screws are located under the bottom front edge of the panel. You may have to prop the two front fett of the washer up for better access ( a 2x4 works well for this). With the screws removed, the panel should drop down, then come off. If the tech sheet isn't directly behind the panel, it will be affixed to one of the interior cabinet walls.

The tech sheet lists all error code definitions, troubleshooting data, diagnostics procedures and wiring diagrams. I mention the tech sheet because you may need it to troubleshoot this error code.

Read through the information provided, and if you require additional assistance, please post back and let me know.. I hope you find this information helpful.

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